“I started this program because I wanted to give back and respond to
arts programs being cut in schools. When I was a kid, I never met
anyone who did what I wanted to do. Bringing professional
performers face to face with aspiring young artist always inspire
– Paul Canaan
Director: Pretty Woman, Kinky Boots, (Tony Award Best Musical,
Best choreography), Legally Blonde, On Your Feet.
Choreographer: "NBC Live: Hairspray," Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Catch
Me If You Can, Hairspray, La Cage Aux Follies (Tony Award best
choreography), Gypsy (2003), The Full Monty.
Diego Manriguez (School of Rock on Broadway)
“Take it From the Top was a turning point for (Diego). He quit baseball and focused on performing.
To be on Broadway was his true dream.
This was a wonderful experience in his life he will never forget.”
“When I was 13, I had dreams of being a professional actor, and
Take it From the Top helped me make those dreams a reality. The
memories, lessons and friends from TIFTT are ones that I will treasure
Maddy Mathias East Lansing MI
“I can’t tell you enough what an amazing
experience this was for (my son) Cam, the growth I saw in 1 week was more growth than I have seen in a single year of any school year.”
“It is amazing how much I’ve learned!"
"My favorite part of the summer!"
"It helped me find more confidence!"
"I am learning it’s okay to mess up in front of people!"